How to add tags to bookmarks for faster access in IE, Chrome and Firefox

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The number of bookmarks in your web browser isn’t slowing and is making it everyday harder to find those web pages that once you saved because of its importance. Last time I checked, I had over 3,000 links bookmarked in my browser, and although Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, and others browsers have made progress helping you to find those buried links, the only one that has integrated a useful feature is Firefox with the tag feature.

Yes, you can do a search in the address bar of most web browsers, but tags in my experience are better because they allow you to label items with more relevant keywords.

For example, if you are reading an article titled: “How to bookmark a web page in Windows 8’s IE”, you can also add some keywords like: Favorite, Internet Explorer and Browser. Later on you may forget the title of the article, but now you can also use the keywords that sometimes can be even more relevant than the title itself.

The solution

Like I mentioned above Firefox is one (if not the only software) that integrates the real tag feature, Chrome and Internet Explorer don’t, however that doesn’t mean that you cannot add extra labels to each link you bookmark; here is when this tip comes in handy.

If you use Firefox, you can simply click the start icon in the right side of the address bar to save a page, but clicking it twice will open up a menu where you can add extra tags. Because IE and Chrome don’t have this ability, what you can do is add 3 or 4 meaningful keywords as tags, separated by commas at the beginning of the link name, without erasing the page title of course. Then when you do a search those tags will be included in the search — Take a look the gallery below, which shows how to bookmark with tags in Internet Explorer 10, Firefox and Google Chrome respectively.

Gallery

That’s basically all you have to do, the next time you need to go back to that specific web page, you’ll be able to find it faster and without the need of extra extensions.

Image header by Jain Basil Aliyas Flick

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.